OR – Fetch Signing

Nicole J. Georges appears at Powell’s City of Books on Tuesday, July 25th at 7:30 PM to sign her new memoir Fetch.

From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet.

When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award–winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503-228-4651

CA – Fetch Signing

Nicole J. Georges appears at Skylight Books on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:30 PM to sign her new memoir Fetch.

From an award-winning artist, a memoir of life with a difficult, beloved dog that will resonate with anybody who has ever had a less than perfectly behaved pet.

When Nicole Georges was sixteen she adopted Beija, a dysfunctional shar-pei/corgi mix—a troublesome combination of tiny and attack, just like teenaged Nicole herself. For the next fifteen years, Beija would be the one constant in her life. Through depression, relationships gone awry, and an unmoored young adulthood played out against the backdrop of the Portland punk scene, Beija was there, wearing her “Don’t Pet Me” bandana.

Georges’s gorgeous graphic novel Fetch chronicles their symbiotic, codependent relationship and probes what it means to care for and be responsible to another living thing—a living thing that occasionally lunges at toddlers. Nicole turns to vets, dog whisperers, and even a pet psychic for help, but it is the moments of accommodation, adaption, and compassion that sustain them. Nicole never successfully taught Beija “sit,” but in the end, Beija taught Nicole how to stay.

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award–winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.660.1175

SF – Fetch Book Release Party

Nicole Georges appears at the California College of the Arts for the Fetch book release party on Friday July 21st at 6:00 PM.

Press Release:

In celebration of the CCA MFA in Comics graduate students making their return to San Francisco, California College of the Arts will host its fifth annual summer guest speaker series featuring three of comics’ most celebrated creators and a special reading by our graduating students. Each Friday during the month of July, the Comics in the City speaker series will highlight various aspects of the comics medium from independent publishing to the craft of writing and the future of digital comics. Featuring best-selling graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier (Ghosts, Smile), dynamic cartoonist Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Heroines), critically-acclaimed memoirist Nicole J. Georges (Fetch), and our very own graduate cartoonists, this public lecture series will take place on CCA’s San Francisco campus.

Nicole J. Georges is a writer and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Her Lambda Award winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, has been called “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant” by Rachel Maddow, and “disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at once” by Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home. Prior to its release, Nicole has published her own zines and comics for 20 years; and has toured the country extensively, including two appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit tour. Nicole was the 2013 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she was also on faculty. She won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2012, and currently teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program. Nicole was the 2015-16 Donaldson Writer in Residence at the College of William and Mary. In her spare time, Nicole writes an advice column, publishes a yearly animal calendar, and volunteers with senior citizens at Portland’s Marie Smith Center (she publishes a zine about these seniors, called Tell It Like It Tiz). Her most recent work, Fetch, receives its San Francisco debut at this event.

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California College of the Arts
1111 8th St, San Francisco, California 94107
(415) 703-9500

MA – Hub Comics Signing

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Nicole Georges, Cassie J. Sneider, and Liz Prince sign at Hub Comics on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Please join us Saturday, March 2 for our next signing as we welcome Nicole J. Georges, educator, illustrator, pet portrait artist, and author of the newly acclaimed Calling Dr. Laura; and Cassie J. Sneider, host of the monthly THE WORST! storytelling series in Brooklyn and San Francisco, and author of the memoir Fine Fine Music; along with special guest Liz Prince, author of I Swallowed The Key To My Heart, signing and reading from their works on Saturday, March 2nd.

Hub Comics – Union Square
19 Bow Street, Somerville, MA 02143

OR – Calling Dr. Laura Signing

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Nicole Georges signs at Powell’s Books on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:30 PM!

In a charming graphic memoir that Alison Bechdel calls “riveting,” a psychic reading spurs Portland zinester Nicole Georges to uncover an old secret about her father and the family story she never knew. Calling Dr. Laura (Mariner), part coming-of-age and part coming-out story, tells of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source.

Powell’s Books
1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR